30 Apr 2013

HAS TIME RUN OUT FOR DETECTIVE MACAULAY ? [The Macaulay Murders Trilogy #1 ] [New Book]





ONE FOR THE MONEY 

 [THE MACAULAY MURDERS TRILOGY #1]


"Taking down perpetrators keeps me focussed. 
That, chocolate chip cookies, and great coffee.
Today is going to be a two-cookie day.
It's show time.

- Detective Macaulay, Newhall Yard PD
  

Another of Harknett's victims has been found, and Detective Macaulay's on the case. 





About "One For The Money" - The Detective Macaulay Murders Trilogy #1

Newhall Yard Police Detective Finkel Macaulay is up against her old adversary, Bo Harknett, only this time she may have taken on more than she can handle. 

With her partner, Detective Baines, she hunts down the notorious serial killer, Bo Harknett to the darkest crevices of New York City where he remains at large. 

His victim's flesh was seared before being branded with by a garish tattoo that simply read "XIII" leaving Macaulay even more determined to catch him.

Up against the clock, Detective Macaulay knows she has just four hours left to catch Harknett before he skips town, and she is adamant that she's not going to let him escape. 

Not after he tortured her, and left her for dead. 

Has time run out for Detective Macaulay? 

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Ruby Binns-Cagney is a successful self-published Author at smashwords.com and at Amazon.com for Kindle.




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27 Apr 2013

This Month's Writing Challenges - April







What a week!

This week's writing challenge has been marketing the new book sufficiently to coincide with my KDP Select book promotion which started today.

What a lot of self-publishers do not realise is that once you have written your book the real work of getting it to sell begins. Through trial and error when releasing a new book you will find which methods work for you, and your niche.

Try and remember that the marketing methods other authors have used may not work well for you. Every reader is different, and your method of courting them will need to be adjusted. Similarly, using social media to promote your book may not work for you - social media platforms are now overly saturated with internet marketers trying to sell products in a social arena. There is an etiquette connected to social media which many people do not observe, which is a big mistake.

It can take a long time to attract traffic, attention, interest, and ultimately sales through using social media. This is partly because people need to feel that they can trust you before they will consider buying your stuff, so you have to create a situation where you can build a relationship with them in order to sell to them at a later date. Add to this the fact that sales from social media participation is minimal, sometimes as low as 4% of sales are generated from social media.

Also of note, if you decide to use social media to generate sales for your products or services, do ensure that you read the terms and conditions of using the website, as often there are no affiliate links allowed, which scuppers your return on investment, and revenue. Further, consider that the most active website in social media, Facebook doesn't allow affiliate or "follow" links unless you create a paid advertisement with the Facebook Ads Team.

With these obstacles, it can be understood why only 4% of a companies sales are generated through social media interaction. By all means, use your social media presence to attract traffic to your website. This is my method, and largely it works.

The takeaway message of this week is learn where to market your products and services, make connections or "fans" and nurture the relationship. Only after you have done all these steps, gently introduce your products and services. Provide value and your fans will be clamouring for your products and services.

Get my new book "One For The Money-The Detective Macaulay Murders Trilogy #1 at smashwords.com now for iPad, iPad Mini, iPod Touch, Kindle Reading Apps, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble Nook before publication at amazon.com for Kindle on May 27th.


One For The Money
The Detective Macaulay Murders Trilogy #1




Out now at amazon.com for Kindle and smashwords.com for iPad iBookstore Barnes and Noble Nook and Kobo
                                                        


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Amazon Prime members can borrow this book FREE once a month in the Kindle Owners Lending Library.



"After Your Wedding Vows" is FREE to download, at amazon.com 


This book is for you if you want to know what marriage is like before you say "I Do."

What is marriage like unless you have tried it before? 

It's a mystery, only to be revealed after you've exchanged wedding vows; and thousands of couples soon rush into a divorce because their vision of married life did not match each other's vision. 

The first year of married life can feel alien, disconnected from your feelings, and uncertain what the cause of it is. This books tells you how to prepare for married life.

This book will reveal what marriage can be like - joyful, inspirational, devoted, comforting - if you put in the effort to make it so.

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Newhall Yard Police Detective Finkel Macaulay is up against her old adversary, Bo Harknett, only this time she may have taken on more than she can handle. 

With her partner, Detective Baines, she tracks down the notorious serial killer, Bo Harknett to the darkest crevices of New York City where he remains at large. 

His victim's flesh was seared before being branded with by a garish tattoo that simply read "XIII" - thus leaving Macaulay even more determined to catch him.

Up against the clock, Detective Macaulay knows she has four hours left to catch Harknett before he skips town, and she is adamant that she's not going to let him escape.

Not after he tortured her, and left her for dead.

Has time run out for Detective Macaulay?




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24 Apr 2013

Writing Challenge Of The Month

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APRIL

Writing is an elusive craft. When you force yourself to write something, real creativity and inspiration will not come. If you manage to write anything at all, it will not be compelling stuff. 

Similarly, when you are not focusing on your writing, you will find you suddenly overflow with ideas. Keep a notebook handy.

April has been one of those months where the inspiration to write has waned, and just as I was about to publish a new Amazon Kindle book I had to muster up all this strength and creative energy which just wasn't coming. What could I do to turn this around? The answer will surprise you.

Where I would previously have been determined to write something every day of the week, I now know that this approach is fraught with failure. The impetus to write comes from dreams, imagination, creative and artistic license to create. 

If I tried to force the conditions which I am in when I write, the result would be poor, low quality, incomprehensible. I needed a different approach if I was to succeed. What did I do?

I took a few days off writing and shifted my focus to clearing out clutter in my small apartment, catching up on some paperwork, and kept my writing muse in her gilded cage. 

I took time off completely, did not make any notes, or jot down any ideas and enjoyed just letting my mind roam freely without the concentration of producing articles, and suchlike.

The piece de resistance was how my mojo suddenly resurfaced, resulting in a 3am writing fest, almost causing carpal tunnel syndrome in my hand. It was almost as if I was downloading the entire new book I was going to write. In all, I spent almost 19 hours writing, with meal breaks and time for stretching my legs, and the book was self published over a weekend, and on sale on Monday morning.

Now that's how the magic happens.

What do you do when inspiration won't come, or you hit "writer's block"? 

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22 Apr 2013

The Latest Books By Author Tales




Lay Lady Lay -
The Detective Macaulay Murders Trilogy #2




Published now at smashwords.com and amazon.com for Kindle
***IT’S HERE! The 2nd book in the Detective Macaulay Murders Trilogy!!***

Fast paced, sexy, and exciting !!!!

"Lay Lady Lay" - The Detective Macaulay Murders Trilogy #2 picks up the pace where "One For The Money" ended.  
A relentless sadist has put a target on Detective Macaulay's back. The clock is ticking. Will time run out for Detective Macaulay?

Overview of "Lay Lady Lay"

One dead blonde. 
One bomb. 
One sadist. 
Detective Macaulay is not about to quit.


Available to own at amazon.com for Kindle and Smashwords.com for iPad, iPhone, Barnes and Noble Nook or Kobo.



One For The Money -
The Detective Macaulay Murders Trilogy #1




My latest book is now exclusively published at smashwords.com  prior to being published for amazon.com Kindle on May 27th.


Newhall Yard Police Detective Finkel Macaulay is up against her old adversary, Bo Harknett, only this time she may have taken on more than she can handle. 


With her partner, Detective Baines, she hunts down the notorious serial killer, Bo Harknett to the darkest crevices of New York City where he remains at large.

His victim's flesh was seared before being branded with by a garish tattoo that simply read "13" leaving Macaulay even more determined to catch him.

Up against the clock, Detective Macaulay knows she has four hours left to catch Harknett before he skips town, and she is adamant that she's not going to let him escape.

Not after he tortured her, and left her for dead.

Has time run out for Detective Macaulay?





Ultimate Intimacy
 




Ultimate Intimacy ISBN 9781301011216


Sample or purchase Ultimate Intimacy herehttp://www.smashwords.com/books/view/307423

When you are in a relationship filled with great passion and even greater sex, you want it to last. 

Over time, the heat cools and the passion and intimacy fades. How do you keep the intimacy at an intense but pleasurable level? 

How do you achieve an ultimate level of intimacy which lasts, deepens and grows? When you are in a happy, passionate relationship, you can use these techniques to help make it special and enduring. last. 


About "Ultimate Intimacy"


"Ultimate Intimacy" has Expert relationship advice which gently guides you towards new ways to develop real intimacy. Ultimate Intimacy is an essential tool which serve as a foundation you can build the crucial components of relationship based intimacy upon. 


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17 Apr 2013

Training- Learn To Use Amazon Books "Look Inside" Feature

To use the Amazon Kindle "look inside" feature you must click the link for each book.

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Thanks for visiting !

Have you ever wanted to write a novel and have it published?

If you're like me this is a long held dream; difficult to obtain and often disappointing.

Last year I made the decision to self publish, and this is where you can read all about the results of my journey.

I didn't know anything about publishing or self publishing when I first set out on my journey, I made lots of mistakes, and by visiting here today you have just avoided making those same writing or publishing mistakes !

Some of the success I have had has been hard won, thankfully I am passing on my tactics and success may be yours too.

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